If you're a couple who loves adventure, great food, and a cool climate, Benguet should be your destination wedding choice. This landlocked province has plenty of things to offer to make your wedding truly memorable and romantic.
Here are 5 reasons why Benguet should be your wedding venue:
1. Cool weather and fresh air
Cool weather is surely an unmistakable cue for romance. The different municipalities in Benguet have different average annual temperatures ranging from 17°C to 21°C, way cooler than the average temperature of other provinces in the country at 26.6 °C.
This means you and your guests can relax and enjoy during the preparation and ceremony because you are more comfortable. You won't be endlessly wiping your sweat or finding ways to keep cool.
2. Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
Where else can you find the freshest, juiciest, and cheapest vegetables and fruits than in the salad bowl of the Philippines?
Benguet is the main source of highland vegetables in the country so if your family and friends are health buffs, a menu filled with plenty of green options wouldn't be a problem.
3. Romantic Outdoor and Garden Venues
Do you want to get married in a grassy garden surrounded by flowers? Or perhaps a rustic venue surrounded by pine trees? You can definitely find that in Benguet. If you prefer open venues, there are gardens and landscaped mountains available. You can also find closed venues like pavilions and gymnasiums.
You have abundant choices for your prenuptial and postnuptial pictures. You can have a romantic sunrise photoshoot at the highest mountain peak in Luzon, Mt. Pulag in Kabayan. If you prefer a shorter hike, Mt. Yangbew in La Trinidad is also a great pick. If you like some waterscapes, the province is also rich with rivers, creeks, lakes, and waterfalls.
Check out our posts for other attractions in Benguet which are excellent for your pre-nuptial and post-nuptial photo shoots. There are also natural and man-made attractions to suit your preferences. For your safety, always register first in the local tourism office of the barangay or municipality before heading out on your adventure.
4. Pine Trees
Pine trees give beautiful, refreshing, and romantic scenery for your wedding. They don't only look great in pictures; they surely set a dreamy vibe for any occasion. The symbols of life and love that trees represent make them perfect for matrimony.
I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed. - Nikos Kazantzakis
5. Plenty of Options for Fresh and Inexpensive Flowers
What could say more of a beautiful wedding than flowers? In Benguet, flowers wouldn't be a problem because you can get them freshly harvested at a lower cost; so you can have as much as you want.
There are also plenty of talented florists around the province to ensure that your flowers will be arranged the best they can be.
The Amen of nature is always a flower. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Benguet is a wonderful wedding venue because of its natural landscapes and romantic sceneries. It has a cool climate, fresh vegetables, stunning venues, pine trees, and overflowing flowers to complete your dream destination wedding.
Can you think of other reasons why Benguet should be your destination wedding choice? Let me know in the comments!
About the author: This article (revised) was shared exclusively by our friend Donnabeth Tolano-Aniban with the Igorotage team. Donnabeth is a licensed Filipino nurse and a former teacher. She now works as an academic writer and also writes on Medium. Her work has been featured in Her View From Home and When In Manila. You can get her book "50 Ideas For A Great Life" on Shopee.